Following the death of 39 people when two vessels collided off Lamma Island during the National Day fireworks display last October, the Leung Chun-ying administration immediately appointed a high-level independent commission to look into the cause of the accident. The collision was Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in more than 40 years.Friday, 26 April, 2013, 2:27am 2 comments
The captains of two vessels that collided off Lamma Island on October 1 made their first appearance in court yesterday, facing a combined 78 counts of manslaughter.12 Apr 2013 - 5:00am
Crew members of the two vessels in the deadly crash off Lamma Island on October 1 could face serious charges, including manslaughter, the chief prosecutor told a commission of inquiry yesterday as he applied to adjourn part of the hearing to next month.6 Dec 2012 - 8:23am
Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty on Monday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in L’Aquila in 2009.
They were sentenced to six years in jail in a watershed ruling in a case that has provoked outrage in the international science community.23 Oct 2012 - 1:00am
Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty yesterday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in the town of L'Aquila in 2009.23 Oct 2012 - 10:53am
A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer, after years of an unhappy arranged marriage, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for six years yesterday.14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am
A man who shook his elderly father because the bedridden man had difficulty passing motion has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service for killing the 76-year-old.
Tse Kam-fai, 38, has since been diagnosed with a mental illness.6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Public outrage in the wake of several deadly road crashes has renewed calls for tougher penalties for drink-driving. It has grown even louder recently in response to sentences perceived as being too lenient towards dangerous drivers involved in fatal accidents.22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
The Hospital Authority is making preparations in the event that a Prince of Wales Hospital doctor who was involved in a fatal medical blunder is charged with manslaughter.7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
A couple sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing the death of their four-month-old child have appealed against their convictions.
Lam Wai-shu, 28, and Chiu Mei-sze, 34, were found guilty in the Court of First Instance of manslaughter in July last year.
They had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to a child under 16.5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am